This Week in Petroleum History, August 14 – 20

 

August 15, 1945 – WW II Gas Rationing ends

World War II gasoline rationing officially ended in the United States. Since the beginning of gas rationing in December 1942, priority stickers and coupon books had been issued by the Office of Price Administration to conserve oil for the war effort. Most civilian automobiles carried “A” stickers limiting them to four ...

Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society

This Week in Petroleum History, August 7 – 13

 

August 7, 1933 – Permian Basin inspired “Alley Oop” Comic Strip

Although the comic strip “Alley Oop” first appeared in August 1933, the cartoon caveman began with a 1926 oilfield discovery in the Permian Basin. A small West Texas oil town would later proclaim itself as the inspiration for cartoonist Victor Hamlin.

Iraan (pronounced eye-rah-ann) first appeared as a company ...

Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society

This Week in Petroleum History, July 31 – August 6

 

August 1, 1872 – First Modern Natural Gas Pipeline

The first recorded large-scale delivery of natural gas by pipeline began when gas was delivered to Titusville, Pennsylvania. A two-inch, wrought-iron pipeline carried the gas from a well five miles away.

The well’s production – four million cubic feet of natural gas a day –  was the largest in the ...

Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society